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Hit and run DUI suspect re-indicted in Forsyth on same charges
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Keegan Donegan. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

A Forsyth County grand jury recently indicted a Cumming man for a second time on drug and driving under the influence charges.

Keegan Donegan, 41 at the time of his arrest, was also indicted on one count of a hit and run and one count of possession of a drug related object.

He faces two counts of driving under the influence of drugs and one count of possession of indazole amide, a schedule I controlled substance more commonly known as synthetic marijuana.

It remained unclear why the district attorney recharged Donegan with the same counts he had been indicted for earlier this year, as attempts to contact the DA were unsuccessful.

Donegan was arrested Oct. 8, 2015 in the area of McFarland Parkway and Union Hill Road after deputies identified his vehicle as being involved with a hit and run accident earlier in the evening, according to an incident report.

When speaking with deputies, Donegan allegedly remained in the same position the entire time and at first did not know where he was.

He also said he knew nothing about the accident, the report said.

Deputies determined Donegan was less safe to drive due to impairment from drugs and searched his vehicle, where they reportedly found “a small metal smoking device with residue inside the center console” and a “small silver container containing a green leafy substance believed to be synthetic marijuana” in the driver’s side door.

Deputies also found an additional metal smoking device, the report said.

The synthetic marijuana was found to be present in his blood during a test at the hospital, according to the indictment.

Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David L. Dickinson will preside over the case.